LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid scored three goals in the first period and went on to beat Middlebury 4-2 in the Winter Carnival Tournament championship game Saturday.
Shane McNierney tallied a goal and an assist and was named the boys’ hockey tournament’s MVP.
“We had a great first period, and the pace of play in that period was quite good,” Lake Placid coach Keith Clark said. “Our D-corps played real solid (Saturday) with great awareness as a group.”
Troy Jacques, Noah Mohr and Dillon Savage found the net in the first frame, sending the Blue Bombers into the intermission with a 3-1 lead. McNierney scored 54 seconds into the second period.
Tucker Angelopoulos made 16 saves in Lake Placid’s net.
Devin Dwire and Nick Audet had Middlebury’s goals, and Sawyer Ryan stopped 22 shots.
“It was a great win and tournament victory for our squad,” Clark said. “Now we need to focus on three league games and next week’s playoffs.”
Lake Placid 4, Middlebury 2
Middlebury 1 0 1 — 2
Lake Placid 3 1 0 — 4
First period- 1, LP, Jacques, 1:35. 2, LP, Mohr (Damp, Casler), 4:19. 3, Mid, Dwire, 8:49. 4, LP, Savage (McNierney), 11:21.
Second period- 4, LP, McNierney (Smith), 0:54.
Third period- 5, Mid, Audet (Stone), 2:26.
Shots: Middlebury 18, Lake Placid 26.
Saves: Ryan, Mid, 22. Angelopoulos, LP, 16.
QUEENSbury 5, PLATTSBURGH 1
QUEENSBURY — The Spartans erased a 1-0 deficit with three unanswered goals in the second period as Plattsburgh lost back-to-back nonleague games on the road.
Ryan Whalen, with John Fine-Lease assisting, gave the Hornets a 1-0 lead with 4:51 gone in the first period.
But Michael Aarons tallied two goals and Ben Willows one for Queensbury in the second. Willows added a goal on a penalty shot and Ricky Conlin then closed out the scoring with 2:03 left.
Teddy Nolan made 30 saves in the Queensbury nets and Nick Ladue, an eighth-grader making his first varsity start, 13 stops for the Hornets.
“I was hoping for a better attitude (Saturday) and for more players to sacrifice their bodies a little more,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “I was very disappointed.